This is actually Wuyi-Star's "Superfine" grade. I got it locally at Serenity Art. The guy said they only make 500 (something I couldn't understand - he was having a hard time with his English - "jin" maybe? A small harvest at any rate) and they would only sell him one case. It comes in a hand-etched steel canister with 8 packets inside - total of 56g for $140 - but $125 with my keep-the-crazy-obsessive-white-man-coming-back-and-spending-obscene-amounts-of-money discount :)
Here are pics - there's some writing on it that I wouldn't mind translated (the front of the box). You can see that it's on the box that says to use it in 3 years. There's also the story of DHP on the side, but I didn't figure you guys would be terribly interested; if I'm wrong then just let me know and I'll get a pic. Inside the big box is the yellow silk covered foam with cutout for the canister, and then a cardboard "skeleton" to keep the canister in place.
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I've not been much for Wuyi-Star's pre-packaged stuff (I know most people don't think much of them), though the white box is generally pretty good stuff (although I've gone through a few before getting it right). I do have greater expectations for this one, however I don't really know what to expect. Conversationally he mentioned some time ago that the time he brewed a little (tiny) bit, the fragrance filled the store. He clearly didn't expect me to buy this one - you should have seen how surprised and elated the guy was. :)
(Just got your package while writing this, criminy thanks w :) )
The yancha pot I use actually excels with roasted TGY, it's just that I tried the greener ones in it and it worked out really well too. I suspect it's one of those pots that just works for anything you put in it :) I got the pot from the same store, and the guy really knows how to choose good pots with reasonable prices (usually around the $20-$40 range, often right around $30). It's just that the first tea that I put in it was yancha and it came out amazingly well, so I just immediately dubbed it my yancha pot.
Now I just wait for my fancy new canister to arrive to put it in :D (Yes, I went a little overboard this month, but I probably spent less in total than I do in some months - just on fewer items.)
So now I'll just have to get some good tea folks together to try it :) I'll definitely want to try it on a "good tea day" though. Two ounces gives me some room to fudge, but at that price I'd rather not waste any at all.
Maybe I should order just one or two packets of TeaCuppa's "Tribute DHP" to compare. This one is actually even more expensive, though, at $17.50 per packet. Serenity Art typically has lower prices (sometimes much lower) than most of the online vendors, too.